Midway thru the series, Phil Esposito’s talk captivated me. He spoke to the effect that all the cards were stacked against Team Canada after the tough start. He was one of the guys that got the nation to support Team Canada. It was a showcase event that grabbed the whole country.
During the final game, I was in the 9th grade at Prince Albert Collegiate Institute. I recall the game was around mid day and the teacher wheeled the TV into a packed classroom. The black and white reception wasn’t great, it wasn’t anything like today’s HD TV’s. When Henderson scored, we definitely jumped up and down. It made everyone so proud to be a Canadian and appreciate how great the sport of hockey is.